Monday, May 12, 2008

The Rummage Challenge! Fun Prizes, too!

Last week I finally bought a Clip It Up, which allowed me to clean out my giant bin of embellishments and get them organized. I was amazed at all the things I have that I hadn't seen or thought about since I bought them! And I was thinking, I bet everyone has a bin or a scrap drawer or a closet where things just disappear. So here's the challenge:

With your eyes closed, rummage through that black hole stash and pick one thing, then make a project with it! It can be some kind of embellishment, a long-forgotten scrap of paper you've been saving for some reason you can't remember, or anything you've had for a long time and just never used. And remember, you can't pick it on purpose -- you have to have your eyes closed! I can't wait to see everyone's creations! Post a comment with a link to where you've posted your project -- the deadline for entry will be Sunday, May 25th. Then I'll announce the winner on May 26th!

And here are the prizes you can win! Depending on how many entries I receive, I'll probably divide this up into a grand prize and a smaller runner-up prize.

I'm going to have to take some better pictures, but here's what's in the pot:
- Fancy Pants borders rub-ons
- Fancy Pants "Mulberry Road" flowers
- Making Memories cloth flowers - Blue and White mix
- Making Memories cloth pockets
- DCWV 6x6 accordian album
- Scrapworks "Color Rubz" summer-themed rub-ons
- Scrapworks "Hugz&Dotz" accent and alpha stickers (2 sets)
- Scenic Route chipboard alpha in tan
- Making Memories copper sheets
- Sizzix manila envelope die (can be used with Sizzix or Cuttlebug machines)
- Making Memories "desination" rub-on alpha
- We R Memory Keepers "Garden Path" chipboard tags
- Making Memories "Eclectic Brads"
- Pioneer photo corners
- Elmer's adhesive runner

I'm going to be taking on this challenge as well. What got me started on this whole kick was actually trying to use up some of the scraps from my scrap drawers, which were offically overflowing. Here are some of the fun cards I made:


Tonya said...

Okay, I took the challenge, and this is what I came up with:�
I had grabbed that acrylic frame out of my box, and I didn't really want to use it...didn't know how and that's why it was never used. But then I used my leftover scraps from my BLOOM box recently altered, and this is what I pulled together. Thanks for the challenge! - ScrapMom8

Regina Easter said...

this is some yummy stuff........hugs...

Allison and Adam said...

Great idea, i'm going to see what i come up with after i delve into the 'draw of forgotten stuff' :)

shelly said...

oh man do i have a LOT of paper .some that i have no idea why i bought! fingers crossed i dont pick out an ugly piece lol i'll get right on this today. thanks for the challenge! love your blog! shellybobrowski from the cricut mb

Giovana said...

I found your blog thru Kazan's blog. I checked your blog out, and you have a fantastic work.
Congratulations on your pregnancy, I am praying to get pregnant again, my DD is 4 and she wants a baby brother, oh oh.
Sorry to hear about your loss, must be a difficult time for you and your family.

I had to try your challenge about our "forgotten stuff" I picked a couple of papers and this is what I came up with:

God bless you

michelle said...

Hi Tomi Ann,
i finally got around to doing your challenge and i used paper that i can't even remember buying it's been there that long lol ! well my DD picked it out of my stash drawer right from the bottom. Gosh i have some ugly paper why i bought it i will never know !! well it's on my blog i hope you like it !! thanks for the fun !!

Jacey's Mom said...

Great stuff! I really liked this challenge because it made me use something that I just never could bring myself to figure out what to do with it. The wooden heart plague is what I used that was old.
Here's my entry.

shelly said...

ok .. heres my go at this one

Tonya said...

Everyone is so creative and talented! You are all coming up with great stuff. Thanks for sharing!! - ScrapMom8

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Leah said...

Ok, first I have to say not only am I challenged by a challenge...I know that doesn't make sense. When I hear the word "challenge" I run the other way. It absolutely scares me to death. I decided I'll try it ... we'll see where things run. My friend gave me this dark spotty paper said she didn't like it; said I could use it --- it's been at the bottom of my pile of paper but here's what I did with it. The paper with the words on it also is from this same friend. Thought if I could use the one I didn't know what to do with ... use the other one too...rofll. Sorry I removed it earlier, but I didn't have where the post was. Here's it on cricut site..

QweenDavia said...

ok here goes

thanks for the great idea! it was fun closing my eyes and not knowing what I was going to start with! This is not something a control freak would think of trying on her own!

cinmfoster said...

Thank you for posting this Challenge. I actually pulled out tow pieces of paper - they were stuck together. Here is my entry.

Cindy F.